Knowing what cars will become thoroughbred classics, from 20 years experience - we are confident the W211 E55 AMG will be remembered as one of the great super saloons produced by Mercedes AMG.
Originally launched in 2003, they continue to have a strong enthusiast following worldwide with the best pristine & low mileage examples now becoming rare and sort after by discerning buyers.
As specialists in sourcing only the very best examples, we'd want to own and drive ourselves, we are delighted to offer this exceptional very low mileage example for sale.
Finished in beautiful & completely unmarked Alabaster white, with just 24,887 original miles from new, this AMG E55 is supported by a full Mercedes Benz service history, paperwork / books, Mercedes manuals & spare original keys. Only this example truly represents the best of the breed, now imported and available in the U.K.
Knowing Performance Benz and their integrity when coming from Japan's un-corrosive climate and lack of wear from low driving speeds and smooth roads, we decided at an early stage our best target would be an extremely low mileage E55 AMG of rare RHD, that would not only give the new U.K. owner many great trouble free miles, but limit the potential expenditure that often comes with the typical well worn, high mileage examples that have lived hard lives in the U.K.'s varied climates.
A true drivers delight. Power comes from the proven bullet-proof 5,439cc M113 V8 engine. This is fitted with a low pressure IHI supercharger to produce 469bhp and 520 ft Ibs of torque, offering simply serious hammering performance, whenever summoned.
The engine is smooth, free revving and performance tests at the time revealed its ability to accelerate from rest to 60mph in around 4.5 seconds and onto 100mph in just 9.7 seconds, making one of itís main rivals - the Audi RS6 seem rather sedate by comparison.
This example has a full service history and has been clearly very well maintained by its previous owner.
Engine bay is as expected for such a low mileage example being extremely clean. No oil drips, no wear of any significance is to be found anywhere, with full M.B. Japan service history to match.
As with all of our Mercedes, we have given this E55 AMG a fresh oil & filter service, using fully synthetic oil, along with our usual full checks, and detailing / protective work.
Suspension and brakes: AMG tuned Airmatic suspension featuring 3 different settings can be selected by the driver, depending on mood and driving style required.
Banquet dish sized 360mm cross drilled brakes are clamped by huge AMG eight piston calipers up front, with 330mm 4 pistons calipers at the rear ensure.
These ensure stopping power is on par with the effortless performance available.
We noted during our inspection work that each brake disc shows hardly any wear, at all. There's at least 8mm of brake pad left at each corner.
Underside Condition: Itís perfectly evident this example hasn't been driven hard.
Condition underneath is near new, with all suspension components looking clean and fresh with just a light dust coating from normal use.
As mentioned above, this example was originally supplied new in Japan and has therefore seen no corrosives in terms of mud, salt, grit, nor the moisture that clings to every underside component govered in road dirt & corrosives typically found on U.K. examples. The underside condition of our example truly reflects it's history.
Additional Extras. This example is fitted with a rare genuine set of stunning gloss black, staggered multi-piece 19" Lorinser RSK-6 alloy wheels, shod with Goodyear Eagle tyres all round.
275/30R19 rear and 245/35R19 front. Tyres have good tread depth.
Lorinser, based in southern Germany have been synonymous with making alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz vehicles since the 1930's and are of only the very best quality.
Judging by their cost new (About £1,000 a corner), it's quite clear the previous owner of this E55 wanted only the very best for his car, regardless of cost.This E55 AMG can either be supplied with the Lorinser wheels as pictured, or a standard set of staggered E55 AMG wheels in as new condition fitted with new Continental tires, should the new owner prefer the more discreet Q-car look.
Note that with a low pressure supercharged E55 AMG, it's inexpensive to increase power further, reliably. We have heard of 10 second quarter miles being done and 200 mph top speeds with the use of upgraded super-charger pulleys and an ECU re-flash. Incredible supercar smashing performance, in the comfort of a luxury GT 5-seater. Naturally, this example is of standard mechanical spec. - but if anything, the tuning potential shows how unstressed these engines and transmissions are, in standard format. If as well maintained as this example, these are perfectly usable cars.
Exterior condition can only be described as damn near new. This vehicle was graded 4.5A-exterior, A-grade interior. Paintwork has been professionally crystal coated, for maximum long-lasting protection.
In Japan 4.5AA is the highest possible grade for an example of this age. In the flesh, its hard to believe this E55 AMG is now 13 years old given how factory fresh its exterior patina is.
Interior looks, feels and smells like new, also being a non-smoker's car since new. With such low mileage, rear seats especially look as if theyíve never been sat in.
All interior plastics have an as new patina.
The standard entertainment system has been replaced with a 2-Din Panasonic unit, of 200W power, Normally we would consider swapping the unit for a stock system to maintain originality, but this unit has a very useful rear reversing camera system, intergrated with original parking sensors. These give excellent rearward visibility during maneuvering and that the car doesn't have a scratch on it, indicates they work well.
We noted the boot area is fitted with a genuine Mercedes-Benz plastic over mat. The carpet found bneath is unmarked and as new.
All original tools, warning triangle etc are unused, present and correct.
Two original Mercedes electronic fobs are present with the car complete with original keys for manual access where required.
Test drive - Drives like new with no faults, as expected for an E55 AMG of genuine & very low mileage.
The supercharged M113 engine is smooth with an instant and potent response whenever summoned at any point in the rev range.
The built to last 722.6 automatic gearbox is beautifully slick in all modes. Suspension feels tight and un-worn with not even a hint of rattles or noises to speak of.
There are no oil leaks present and with the engine undertrays removed the engine underside was found to be bone dry, with an as new factory appearance.
We use a very picky local MOT garage for all our vehicles and they simply couldn't believe this was a 2005 model year example, given its condition underneath.
Simply put, the quality of this car is like night and day, when compared to a typical tired, and well used high-mileage U.K. or European example.
Being genuine Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and specialists ourselves, we are delighted to offer this superb W211 E55 AMG.
Available to view at our UK workshop by appointment only. Viewing highly recommended for the serious buyer who understands the difference.
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Price: £23,795. Includes 12 months MOT & our comprehensive 3 months warranty. Full synthetic oil & filter & air filter service, PDI and our usual high-level of care and preparation.
Contact us for further details on how to reserve, or arrange an appointment to view.
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